4in Philodendron White Wizard
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4in Philodendron White Wizard

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Light

To encourage the most vigorous growth and the best variegation, the white wizard Philodendron should be placed in a location that receives several hours of bright, indirect light. Variegated plants require more light than their non-variegated counterparts since their leaves have less chlorophyll, so while many Philodendron varieties can tolerate low-light conditions, this hybrid is not one of them. At the same time, harsh sunlight can easily damage this plant’s delicate leaves, so avoid direct sun where possible. 

Soil

Like most Philodendrons, white wizard Philodendrons do best in rich, well-draining potting mixes. A mixture of equal parts indoor potting soil, perlite, and orchid bark mix is nutrient-dense and well-draining while still retaining some moisture. Plus, it’s easy and affordable to make yourself. Try making a big batch so you have some of this potting mix on hand whenever one of your Philodendrons needs to be repotted.

Water

White wizard Philodendrons are sensitive to overwatering and should be allowed to dry out slightly between waterings. Wait until the top 50% of the potting mix is dry and then water thoroughly, allowing any excess water to drain from the pot’s drainage holes. 

Temperature and Humidity

These tropical plants are not cold-tolerant and prefer consistently warm conditions. This makes them ideal houseplants as they thrive in average household temperatures. While white wizard Philodendrons also grow well in average household humidity levels, they will thrive if provided with some added humidity. Try placing a humidifier nearby or growing your plant on a small pebble tray. Alternatively, naturally humid rooms like the bathroom or laundry room are great locations for this tropical plant.

Fertilizer

Regular fertilization is key to encouraging healthy variegated growth. During the spring and summer, apply a diluted balanced liquid fertilizer every two to three weeks during watering. Stop fertilizing during the fall and winter when the plant is no longer actively growing. 

Pruning

Pruning is not necessary for this climbing Philodendron but may be desired to control growth or encourage fresh variegation. Ensure that any pruning is done during the plant’s active growing period— spring or summer—as the plant is less likely to recover from pruning when it is dormant in fall or winter. Additionally, always make sure that you use pruning shears or scissors that have been freshly sterilized to avoid accidentally introducing harmful bacteria to your plant. Most importantly, don’t throw away those stem cuttings! They can be used to propagate and grow new plants.